1. jrisch's Avatar
    I rarely play games on my Gear VR. However, the touchpad on the side of the headset is a pain to use for navigating other apps. Would a controller be a better way of mimicking the touchpad functionality and what recommendations do you have?
    10-17-2016 10:48 AM
  2. krisguy's Avatar
    I use the SteelSeries XL quite a bit for other apps. Some apps it allows for navigation, sometimes I just like having that A button so I don't have to keep holding my arm up.
  3. pkcable's Avatar
    10-17-2016 11:41 AM
  4. krisguy's Avatar
    I use the SteelSeries XL quite a bit for other apps. Some apps it allows for navigation, sometimes I just like having that A button so I don't have to keep holding my arm up.
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    10-17-2016 11:42 AM
  5. jrisch's Avatar
    Thanks Kris, the SteelSeries XL would be justifiable if I were into gaming, but just as an alternative to the side touchpad it seems too expensive.
    10-18-2016 06:03 AM
  6. jrisch's Avatar
    Most controllers I've looked at have what looks like a "D" pad on the left and a diamond of buttons on the right lablled "A", "B", "X" and "Y", plus a couple of joysticks, and various arrangements of buttons in the centre. How do these buttons/joysticks map the functions of the touchpad? Is it a direct replacement or do the apps have to support it?

    Sorry about the newbie questions, but games and controllers have never been my thing in the past.
    10-18-2016 06:12 AM
  7. Theot's Avatar
    I've used my Moga Pro with my phone in the Gear VR, works very well.
    10-18-2016 04:01 PM
  8. mak916's Avatar
    Is Samsung planning on making another game pad? The old one is hard to find.
    10-26-2016 03:20 PM
  9. steve4vols's Avatar
    Has anyone had any luck using a Playstation PS3 controller?
    12-22-2016 11:25 PM
  10. JDGAFFLIN's Avatar
    This. I didn't realize how much of a pain it was until I started using the SteelSeriesXL.
    12-27-2016 11:47 AM
  11. Blakey_nz's Avatar
    I know this is an old thread but try an ipega controller from ebay
    03-31-2017 07:35 PM
  12. mallmagician's Avatar
    Yeah ipega is probably the cheapest way to get a good controller experience with the Gear VR.

    It really depends on you. E.g. if you have an xbox, then the new bluetooth xbox controller would be a good choice. Also works on pc if your pc has bluetooth.

    Steelseries is a solid controller, but personally I have gone through 3 of them due to issues with the triggers. I actually own 2 now.... as I had them replaced under warranty. But I would hesitate to reccomend them.

    To be honest, outside of gaming, if you don't game with your Gear VR, I think the new Samsung gear vr controller would be a good choice.
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    04-08-2017 01:56 AM
  13. JDGAFFLIN's Avatar
    Yep. With the release of the Gear VR controller, I think that's your best bet.
    04-11-2017 05:17 PM

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